I have several friends who are Muslim. Leah was born here in the US, and looks as ‘American’ as I do. I have very dear, very wonderful friends from India who are Muslim. They are very upper cast to the point where they are almost British. The family excels in producing scientists, research scientists, and physicians. My adopted sister is a very talented commercial artist. All she wanted to do from the time she came to the US with her mother and brother, to mourn the death of her other brother, was to be an American citizen. She is now a citizen. Both of her daughters were born here. The family is now working on 3rd generation Americans! And no, they do not cover their heads nor wear burkas. My friends from India have a brother who is in the fabric business. Their saris are magnificent!
When I see the barbarians at the gate it makes me almost physically ill. The poorly educated, shiftless, basically unemployable thugs who are now roaming Europe, living from one handout to another do not represent 95% of honorable and honest Muslims any more than Bill Gothard’s ilk represent me. I am constantly furious with the left for portraying all Christians as stupid, brain-dead, red-neck monsters. Why would we not think our friends feel the same way when their religion is portrayed as something monstrous?
And, no, I don’t know what we do. What I do know is that I’m sick and tired of dealing with the nasty jerks on the left who will do anything in their attempt to shut we Christians up, by comparing us to religious freaks. I’m also sick and tired of people from the South, especially South Carolina, Georgia, the deep South being portrayed as white supremacists who are one evolutionary step removed from trailer trash. Yet, when you read anything about bigotry and racism, ONLY Christians and Republicans are bigots and racists. I wonder why?
Some of the worst bigots I’ve ever met were liberals. The most intolerant people I’ve met are progressives. But, it’s a good intolerance. It’s for our own good. They’re better than we are. They tell us that all the time. It’s too bad they can’t look at themselves in the mirror and see that they are no different from the rest of us. Sure, we all have our little quirks. I find football repulsive. I barely tolerate the presence of tenors in the world. I have a problem with anything French, except for opera, which I think they polluted with the requirement of ballet in it.
Still, this doesn’t make me a bigot does it, because I dare say this move to admit people who are truly barbarian in their outlook of life, an outlook which is completely incomparable with modern life. Why must we excuse their behavior and lower our standards? They should be required to live up to the standards of the countries in which they are trying to live. If not, we regress into a backward spiral which destroys the qualify of living for everyone. I’ve reached the point where I think the far left has no problem destroying the quality of life for people. For all their talk about humanity, I don’t see love for human achievement and a need to reach for greatness. It is almost about pandering to the lowest common denominator. Or, like my grandmother Froehlich always said, when you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.
I think people who display racist attitudes toward any group of people are disgusting. Perhaps the left is making it worse by refusing to demand that the barbarians live up to our standards. Progressive feminists have no problem allowing brutal practices against women they would decry anywhere else. Why?